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Where To Celebrate Thanksgiving

We might not be American, but that doesn't mean we can't piggyback on their holidays. After all, they've taken "St Patty's Day" and made it their own haven't they (sigh). Here's where you can get involved with turkey day in Dublin...

1) The Merrion Hotel's Thanksgiving Menu

For the plushest, no work needed option, head to The Merrion for their Thanksgiving menu, which is available from Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th November. Start with New England clam chowder (€15), follow it up with turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes, pumpkin crush with marshmallows, chestnut purée, brussel sprouts and cranberry sauce (€28.50), and finish with glazed pecan pie with Bourbon vanilla ice-cream (€15), all in five-star surroundings. To book email or call them on 01 6030608.

2) Fallon & Byrne's Take Home Thanksgiving Dinner

If you want to celebrate at home, Fallon & Byrne have a full meal for two available to take home in oven-ready trays with cooking instructions from their chefs. It's €35 and includes turkey breast, cranberry sauce, mashed potato, steamed green vegetables, maple roasted sweet potatoes, sage and onion stuffing, turkey gravy, and two individual pumpkin pies for dessert. It's available from Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th, and can be ordered here.

3) La Cocina Cuevas' Thanksgiving Tacos

La Cocina Cuevas, the taco shack in the Naul, North County Dublin, wouldn't let something like Thanksgiving go by without throwing a few specials on the menu. Head north on the 25th and you'll be rewarded with turkey in mole rojo tacos, and three sisters tacos with spiced butternut squash and creamy pinto beans.

4) The Butcher Grill

The Butcher Grill in Ranelagh is another place to head for if you want Thanksgiving dinner at home without any of the preparation. They'll give you dinner for two (€75) or four (€150), with instructions on how to heat and serve, including turkey crown, stuffing, mash potatoes, gravy, green beans with shallot butter, cranberry sauce, candied sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie for dessert. It's pre-order only for collection on Wednesday 24th, and you can add on cocktails too - why wouldn't you. Order here.

5) Beer Tasting and American Food at 57 The Headline

Dublin City Brewing's November tasting club just happens to fall on Thanksgiving, so it would be rude not to run with it. They've decided to collaborate with Michter's American Whiskey for a beer and whiskey tasting, with food from 57 The Headline. Tickets are €60 for two people and includes all tastings, as well a Thanksgiving themed food platter for two featuring Michter's sour mash glazed ribs, chicken wings, twice cooked fries, corn on the cob, Frank's & blue cheese dip and Michter's bourbon truffles to finish. It starts at 19:00 and you can get tickets here.